Saturday, July 3, 2021

Red White and Blue Quilt

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Hello and Happy Independence Day!  Here in the USA we celebrate our the 4th of July with parades, fireworks, barbecues and flag-flying!  If you remember, one of my pandemic projects was to make a red, white and blue quilt for the foot of our bed.  I hoped to have it finished in time for summer and by golly, I made that goal! 

I had to have it machine quilted as my fingers do not allow me to do that much hand work anymore.  I thought about doing the machine quilting myself but decided to ask a lady who finishes our DAR group's Quilts of Valor. She graciously does them for free so I wanted to give her a little business.  She does nice work but doesn't use pantographs!  (I learned those are a quick and easy tool to make create different quilting designs.)  She just makes up her own designs as she moves the quilting arm.

Since there was so much white on the front, I chose a medium blue for the backing.  I made the binding out of a diagonal stripe and am pleased with the result!  

This quilt is about as large a twin size and works well at the bottom of our summer bedspread.

Adding a blue lumbar pillow finishes the bed.  Simple with a pop of color!

This morning, we went with Jack and his parents to the National Museum of Transportation in St. Louis.  What a fun way to spend the day!  There are cars, planes, boats and TRAINS!  Mr. Jack is all about trains these days and this place has quite a collection.  In fact that's all we visited today, he's not quite 3 yet so we just stayed for the morning. Big Boy was one of his favorites.  It's huge and one that kids can climb aboard and try out!

We are enjoying much nicer weather this weekend so that made our visit even nicer!  Earlier this week, we had a lot of storms and rain.  Our July 4th holidays are usually hot and humid so we felt very blessed to enjoy a mild, rain-free day to visit the museum.  

Whatever your plans are, I hope you have a beautiful and safe weekend!  Thanks for stopping by!



Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

That is such a beautiful quilt and it looks so pretty on your bed. Thanks for the blog visit and have a happy 4th of July weekend.

Joy said...

That quilt is just amazing; how very clever of you and the lady who quilted it for you. Fantastic. xx

Creations By Cindy said...

The quilt is so very beautiful! WOW lady! Lots of hard work and time but oh so pretty on your bed. Little Jack is growing up so much. I can't believe it! I hope your 4th is going great. It's raining at my house. But, gives me a reason to sit down and blog a little. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Rajani Rehana said...

Mind blowing post